[the Virgo image is from cutehoroscopes.com]
I’m not an advocate of zodiacal predictability (far from it), but I thought I’d look up some Virgo characteristics and see how they aligned with my personality. I perused various sites and selected typical characteristics, as listed below (my comments appear in parentheses):
They are intelligent (indubitably) and analytical (I’ll have to assess the validity of this conjecture prior to formulating a response).
They have an affinity for learning and retaining information (if that means I get bored easily, then yes).
They enjoy sharing their knowledge (yes, even if it’s not wanted).
They are meticulous about their appearance (meh: WYSIWYG) and are generally perfectionists (I’ve always wanted to be one, but I’m too lazy).
They have overactive minds (I’ve been thinking about this for over an hour now (there were a few other issues I was mulling over at the same time (which got in the way a bit (things like, did I pack enough for lunch? And, I don’t care how it makes me look, I like horizontal stripes, etcetera ) but I did manage to keep refocusing), you know, fiddly problems: the kind that whirr about in your mind) and I’m really getting somewhere, but I’m going to move on to the next point and come back to this one later…)
They tend to analyze and critique everything (ouch: yes), and tend to be very hard on themselves (also yes)
They are detail oriented, often blind to the big picture (I’m stuck on this one: every time I begin to seriously dissect the elements of this characteristic, I forget what it was about, so I’ll skip to the next one)
They are obsessed with organization (my wife would certainly agree, but it only makes sense that there is a place for everything; and, if things are always stored in their place, then you can find them when you need them!)
They tend to have a small circle of acquaintances they are devoted to, which can sometimes lead to petty jealousies (I have no comment for this; however, there’s something I’ve been meaning to get off my chest for years: my brother and sister got way more attention than I did when we were growing up, and they still do. It’s never really bothered me much. Just thought I’d mention it.)
They tend to have a refined palate (I do like to guzzle dry red wine…)
They tend to be extremely health conscious (more so as I age…)
They have an ability to create reality in their own minds (yes, and sometimes it’s scary in here!)
They have a tendency to be cheap (as per the Pink Floyd lyrics: Share it fairly but don’t take a slice of my pie), but are generous to those in need (okay! That makes me sound better).
They are reserved, independent and unemotional (yes; yes; and only on the outside, sniff).
I have to admit that the characteristics of a Virgo fit my personality closer than I would have imagined, but I’m not convinced that astrology is a viable system (perhaps because I tend to over-analyze and critique everything?); nevertheless, for the next month, may all Virgos bask in the glow of their celestial season!